Saturday, June 16, 2007


Using Pidgin

To configure your account:

  1. Open Pidgin.
  2. From the Accounts menu, select Add/Edit.

  3. Click Add from the Accounts window.

  4. Enter the following information in the Add Account window:
    • Protocol: XMPP
    • Screen Name: your Google Talk username (without any @ symbol or domain).
    • Server: Enter a server value depending on your type of account:

      • Gmail account users should enter

      • Google Mail accounts ( should enter

      • If you're signing in with a Google Account that's not linked to any Google
        email service, enter

      • Google Apps users, please visit the Apps
        Help Center
        for instructions
    • Password: we suggest leaving this field blank for increased security, but
      if you'd like to log in automatically, enter your password
    • Local Alias: leave this field blank
    • Remember password: check the box if you'd like Pidgin to remember
      password (you won't be prompted to enter it each time you log in, if you
      select this
    • New mail notifications: check the box if you'd like Pidgin
      to notify you of unread email in your inbox.

  5. Click Save.

Congratulations! You're now ready to connect to the Google Talk service using Pidgin.


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